Maeve Binchy is one of Ireland’s best-loved authors and exports. The cup of comforting Irish tea that millions of devoted readers curl up with by the fire.
For decades, while Ireland has gone from troubles to peace, from bust to boom and bust again, Binchy has been serving up one bestseller after another grounded in the weave of everyday Irish life — in love and family, community, relationships, human quirks and human glories.
Her latest is “Heart and Soul.” The Times of London says, “Oh, the bliss."
This hour, On Point: From south of Dublin, the great Maeve Binchy.
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Maeve Binchy joins us from Dalkey, Ireland, south of Dublin. A bestselling author whose work has been translated into 40 languages, her books include "Night of Rain and Stars," "Quentins," "Scarlet Feather," "Circle of Friends," which was made into a movie starring Minnie Driver and Chris O'Donnell in 1995, and "Tara Road," an Oprah Book Club selection. Her latest is “Heart and Soul,” set in a Dublin heart clinic. Read an excerpt here.
Maeve Binchy talks about "writing for a changing world" in this YouTube video (and you'll find more Binchy videos on YouTube here):
This program aired on March 20, 2009.